Scripture Verse

I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10

Introduction

Words: Mar­shall C. Kur­fees, in the New Chris­tian Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1887).

Music: Al­ex­an­der C. Hop­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hop­kins (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Marshall C. Kurfees
(1856–1931)

Lyrics

How blest and how joyous will be the glad day,
When heart beats to heart in the work of the Lord;
When Christians united shall swell the grand lay,
Divisions all ended, triumphant His word!

Refrain

O shout the glad word, O hasten the day,
When all of God’s people are one;
O shout the glad word, O hasten the day,
When all of God’s people are one;

The prayer of our Savior impels us move on;
Its words are still sounding the call of our king;
And Paul, in devotion, doth echo the song,
I beg you, my brethren, to speak the same thing.

Refrain

Be faithful and true till the warfare is o’er,
Till factions are foiled and the vict’ry is won;
And millions of voices shall blend on the shore,
To welcome us enter our Father’s glad home.

Refrain